Best Paper Awards

Thank you to all our Young Member presentations at the 2018 Winter Meeting. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 Annual Meeting!

Previous Winners:

Summer 2017: Brandon A. Wilson, The Ohio State University, “Evaluation of Optical Fiber Bragg Grating in a Nuclear Reactor.”
Winter 2016: Alex Hagen, Purdue University
Summer 2016: Boyuan Li, The Ohio State University

YMG Excellence Award


Mr. Brett Rampal
Nuclear Team Manager
Clean Air Task Force

“For his tireless leadership and service to the Young Members Group.”

Previous Awardees:

2017: Dr. Shikha Prasad
2016: Dr. Kathryn D. Huff
2015: Dr. Nicolas Stauff
2013: Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh
2012: Dr. Piyush Sabharwall
2012: Dr. Elia Merzari
2011: Not awarded
2010: Arielle Miller
2009: A. Nichole Ellis
2008: Not awarded
2007: W. David Pointer

2017-2018 “Nuclear Explained” Video Competion

Thank you to all of the participants in the joint ANS YMG-NAYGN “Nuclear Explained” student video competition. There were many excellent entries. We encourage you to continue to share these with your friends and community.

1st Place
Application of Neutron Activation Analysis in the assessment of atmospheric Pollution
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


2nd Place
Nuclear Myths
Spanish Nuclear Youth Group, Spain


3rd Place
The Fission Reaction
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil